Eulophia petersii Rchb. f. 1865 SECTION 7 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 TYPE for section Photos by Bart Wursten , and his Flora Of Zimbabwe WebSite

Plant Photo byy Jeff Merkle


Common Name Peters' Eulophia [German Naturalist and Plant Collector in East Africa 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.1 cm]

Found in Burundi, Zaire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Natal, Transvaal, Oman, Saudia Arabia and Yemen as a robust medium to giant sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial in sandy soil and on rock outcroppings under bushes among thickets in hot dry areas at 500 to 1800 meters in elevation with ovoid to cylindrical, ribbed, greenish yellow pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, stiffly succulent, linear-elliptic, gray green leaves with a finely serrated edge which blooms in the late spring, summer and fall on an erect, often branched, laxly 30 to 200 flowered inflorescence with fleshy, musky scented flowers.

Synonyms Epidendrum schimperi Hochst. ex A.Rich. 1850; Eulophia baginsensis Rchb.f. 1878; Eulophia caffra Rchb. f. 1865; Eulophia circinnata Rolfe 1910; Eulophia coleae Rolfe 1897; Eulophia gumbariensis De Wild. 1919; Eulophia longipedunculata Rendle 1895; Eulophia phillipsiae Rolfe 1897; Eulophia schimperiana A. Rich. 1850; Eulophia smithii Rolfe 1897; *Galeandra petersii Rchb.f. 1847; Graphorkis baginsensis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis caffra (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Graphorkis petersii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1881; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963 as E kaffra; AOS Bulletin Vol 32 No 10 1963; An Introduction to the South African Orchids Schelpe 1966; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968; Orchids of East Africa Piers 1968 as E schimperiana photo ok; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Southern Africa Stewart, Linder, Schelpe & Hall 1982 photo fide; Flora of Tropical East Africa Orchidaceae Part 3 Cribb 1989 drawing good; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 1 1991; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 24 1457 - 1520 Brieger 1991 as E caffra drawing ok; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb and Launert 1992; Manual Of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchids of Kenya Stewart & Campbell 1996; African Orchids in the Wild and in Cultivation La Croix 1997; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 2 Pope 1998 drawing fide; Orchids of Southern Africa Linder & Kurzweil 1999 drawing/photo fide; Botanica's Orchids Laurel Glen 2002 photo fide; Field Guide to the Ethopian Orchids Demissew, Cribb & Rasmussen 2004 photo/drawing fide; Field Guide to the Orchids of Northern South Africa and Swaziland McMurty, Grobler, Grobler & Burns 2008 photos fide; Terrestrial African Orchids, A select Review John S. Ball 2009 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Epidendrodeae Part 2 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2009; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #9 2019 photo fide;